Restored Sheaffer Excellent Black Pen For Men (PFM) IV, Fine Point. Length capped – 5 3/8. In 1959 Sheaffer introduced five models of a new fountain pen they christened the Pen For Men. It was a successor to the famous Snorkel with the same filling system but with much broader girth and the innovative and wonderful inlaid nib. PFMs are superb writers with perfect balance and feel. They are justifiably one of the most collectible fountain pens in the world. Interestingly, Pen For Men was not a hit when it came to market. This decade belonged the new ballpoint pens, so expensive pens that needed refilling from messy ink bottles were a difficult sell. By 1963, the five original PFM offerings had been trimmed to two, the PFM III and PFM V. Today the PFMs that were discontinued are of course the least commonly available, especially the PFM II and IV. Thus this example is especially collectible. It is additionally in excellent restored condition. The gold-trimmed stainless steel cap is reminiscent of the classic Sheaffer Sentinel models, a part of the Sheaffer line-up since the late 40s. Restoration includes tuned 14k gold inlaid nib with medium ink flow (see photo of writing sample), new O ring and sac, and new seals top and bottom. Also, the black plastic has been refinished and the stainless steel cap buffed to eliminate visible scratches. I will include a copy of Sheaffer’s original directions. I guarantee the pens I restore write smoothly and fill as designed. The item “Restored Sheaffer Excellent Black Pen For Men (PFM) IV, Fine Point” is in sale since Wednesday, August 29, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Sheaffer”. The seller is “3rdlakerobert” and is located in Saratoga Springs, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Pen Type: Fountain
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Features: 14k gold inlaid nib
- Brand: Sheaffer